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BC Labour Market Information: Hotel Managers

According to labour market experts, professionals interested in a hospitality career will be expected to work long hours, including evenings and weekends. Those, who would like to pursue a career of a Hotel Manager, are likely to start their career from entry level low salary positions in BC. The good news is – this field provides workers with opportunities for very fast advancement.

Workers at a very young age can be given enormous responsibilities, involving hundreds of workers and million of dollars.

A wide range of communication at all levels in hospitality industry provides the workers with interesting networking, offering various potential opportunities for career advancement. If you think that the saying “the customer is always right” is dramatically overused, then you should avoid the career in hospitality management.

According to statistical data, a significant growth is expected in hospitality and restaurant business in the next 5 years in some of BC regions. Employment in this field will grow by 1.4%.

Since this industry experienced decline as a result of international conflicts, outbreaks of swine influenza, new requirements for passports, subsequently there should be some positive dynamics. While it will take years to see the full effects of the 2010 Olympics, this event is expected to serve as strong catalyst in the coming years.

Most of these factors have dissuaded US visitors from coming to BC and a more blended group of visitors will go far to restore BC’s reputation as a world-class international destination.


Accommodation and Food Services Sector

Growth Rate for All Industries Growth
Rate for
Acc / Food
Percent of
Workers in
Percent of
Workers in
Lower Mainland 1.3% 1.7% 7.8% 7.9%
Fraser Valley 0.9% 1.4% 4.3% 4.4%
Greater Victoria 0.9% 1.4% 8.1% 8.3%
Central Vancouver Island 0.9% 1.5% 6.8% 7.1%
Northern Vancouver Island 0.9% 1.4% 9.4% 9.7%
East Kootenay 1.0% 2.4% 10.2% 10.8%
West Kootenay 0.9% 1.3% 7.5% 7.6%
Okanagan 1.0% 1.8% 8.1% 8.5%
Kamloops / Thompson Region 0.9% 1.7% 8.9% 9.2%
Prince George / Cariboo Region 1.0% 1.3% 7.6% 7.7%
Peace River / Northern B.C 0.9% 1.4% 7.2% 7.3%
Northwest BC / Queen Charlottes 0.9% 1.3% 8.0% 8.2%

Ekaterina Potekhina

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